Definition of photo in English:

photo

noun

  • 1A photograph.

    • ‘If I can decorate this site with all kinds of photos I'll post pictures of the car.’
    • ‘Behind her is the same half-finished painting which appeared in a previous photo of her studio.’
    • ‘There was a peculiar little sequence when Heather pointed to a montage of photos in a frame.’
    • ‘My husband and our then next door neighbour took pictures of those photos on loan to the exhibition.’
    • ‘Some things are still working, as you can see from the photos in this online image gallery.’
    • ‘It was too bizarre to pass up, so I grabbed my camera and started snapping photos.’
    • ‘British law traditionally dictates that you have no rights to your own image if the photo is shot from public ground.’
    • ‘I have no intention of making contact or sending photos and I have no interest in having any back.’
    • ‘As he walks out again with my newspaper, I snap a photo of him with the zoom lens.’
    • ‘He asked residents to send in any photos, slides or images of the area from bygone days.’
    • ‘As a photographer took his photo and the flashbulb went off, the child screamed loudly.’
    • ‘When my dad moved to France he left a lot of things behind, one of which was a fat blue case full of photos and slides.’
    • ‘Gareth and Will's photos are printed on sugar sheets stuck on the muffins, so they are edible.’
    • ‘A few days before this, a man came to the studio with a photo of his wife and asked to have the picture tattooed on his arm.’
    • ‘Images of his photos keep running in my head until I wake up the next morning.’
    • ‘Hovering the mouse over a photo enlarges it, and you can then click to be taken to the file or the appropriate website.’
    • ‘Please send a photographer and take a photo to publish in News Shopper.’
    • ‘Send us your sports stories and photos, pictures of your fun night out or your school reunion.’
    • ‘She had hoped to frame the photos and put them in the home's television room.’
    • ‘The competition question was: can you guess what is pictured in the photo below?’
    picture, photo, shot, snap, snapshot, likeness, image, portrait, study, print, slide, transparency, negative, positive, plate, film, bromide, frame, exposure, still, proof, enlargement
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    1. 1.1informal A photo finish.
      • ‘Unfortunately for them, it was a photo for fourth place.’
      • ‘It was a photo for place and she took third.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: abbreviation.

Pronunciation:

photo

/ˈfōdō/